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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

ramose

\REY-mohs\ , adjective;
1.
Having many branches.
2.
Branching.
Quotes:
The exquisite naivete with which, in this passage, the Greek and Anglican Churches are represented as springing into vigorous ramose existence at the precise moment of abscission was too much even for my Protestant simplicity.
-- James Kent Stone, The Invitation Heeded
The ramose or branched root is more frequent than any other.
-- James Lawson Drummond, First Steps to Botany
Origin:
Ramose is derived from the Latin word rāmōsus which meant "full of boughs."
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